Head of Operations and Support at UNOPS, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: 25 September 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Head of Operations and Support in Geneva, Switzerland.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Head of Operations and Support will perform the following functions-

  • Lead the formulation of The Defeat-NCD Partnership’s operational strategies and policies through advisory services to the Deputy Chief Executive.
  • In consultation with the relevant UNOPS counterparts, develop and keep updated the standard operating procedures covering the Defeat-NCD Partnership operations under its four tracks.
  • Keep the hosting terms between UNOPS and the Defeat-NCD Partnership updated, and ensure maximum value for money and efficiency gains from services provided by UNOPS as the hosting agency.
  • Provide technical advice and operational guidance on innovative approaches to project financing, risk assessment/ mitigation and use of financing structures, mechanisms instruments and guarantees.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify the need, determine cost and plan all Defeat-NCD Partnership support services, including procurement, finance, human resources and administrative services.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A Master’s Degree in business administration, public administration, financial management, economics, international relations, social studies or related field is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a combination of 12 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
  • Master’s degree minimum 10 years of experience, or with a bachelor’s degree a minimum of 12 years of experience covering at least two of the following operations functions: Procurement, Finance, Logistics/ Asset Management, or Human Resources. Knowledge of the other functions is desirable.
  • Experience dealing with United Nations regulations, rules and policies in the areas of contracting, procurement and human resources is required.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Nationality of Switzerland.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.